Maximizing VMC Productivity with Midaco Automatic Pallet Changers
In the world of machining, the name of the game is productivity. And when it comes to getting the most out of your Vertical Machining Center (VMC), the number of pallets at your disposal plays a critical role. So, the question arises:
How many pallets do you need to maximize your VMC productivity? Is it two, four, maybe six? If that's not enough, why not consider eight pallets?
MIDACO's Automatic Pallet Changers are here to revolutionize the way you approach machining productivity. Whether you're working with a new VMC or your trusty existing one, these pallet changers can be your ticket to unparalleled efficiency.
The Power of Automation
Imagine being able to change parts on the pallets outside of the VMC while the spindle is still cutting, then walking away while the pallets swap out automatically once the cycle is complete. That's the kind of productivity boost MIDACO's pallet changers bring to the table. They increase efficiency by eliminating spindle idle time, ensuring that your machine is in constant motion.
Two Sides for Double the Productivity
MIDACO pallet changers offer flexibility. You can opt for a single shuttle with 2 or 4 pallets mounted on either side of your VMC. Or if you're aiming for even greater productivity, why not go for two shuttles – one on each side.
- 2-pallet systems* from 22"x15" (559x381mm) to 150"x32" (3810x787mm) and up to 8,000 lb (3,632kg) capacity per pallet.
- 4-pallet systems* from 30"x15.5" (762x394mm) to 50"x24" (1270x610mm) and up to 2,000 lb (908kg) capacity per pallet.
Pallets transfer with +/-0.0001" (0.0025mm) repeatability
One of the most significant advantages of MIDACO's pallet changers is their ease of use. There's zero learning curve, and you can take the complexity out of automation because the pallet changer is integrated with your VMC via M-Codes. Just load and reload multiple jobs on different fixtures on separate pallets while the machine is cutting away and the pallets transfer automatically in-between cycles with +/-0.0001" (0.0025mm) repeatability
VMC Table Space Efficiency
Maximizing table space and efficiency inside your mill is essential, and MIDACO pallet changers make it possible to use the entirety of your VMC table's real-estate by mounting your fixtures on dedicated pallets. Transfer an entire table of parts in seconds on one pallet and reload alternate pallets while the spindle is cutting. It's a seamless process that keeps your VMC running and profitable.
MIDACO's innovation knows no bounds, and our Automatic Pallet Changers cater to a wide range of machining needs.
Automatic Pallet Changers for large Bridge Mills and Vertical Machining Centers which do not move in Y-Axis
No Y-Axis? No Problem
The Bottom Line: Is Your Spindle Running?
Regardless of your fixtures and the type of part set-up you have, the ultimate question remains: "Is your spindle running?" With MIDACO's Automatic Pallet Changers, the answer will be a resounding "Yes!" These innovative systems ensure that your VMC operates at its maximum potential, leading to increased profitability and productivity.
MIDACO's Automatic Pallet Changers are not "rocket science", but they are the key to unlocking your VMC's true potential. It's a No-Brainer — If you want to be more efficient, make greater profits, and keep that spindle running, it's time to consider how MIDACO can transform your machining operations. Don't let idle time hold you back — get MORE out of your machining center with MIDACO.
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